A Wyoming eviction notice empowers landlords to initiate tenant eviction proceedings. This notice adheres to Wyoming state law, outlining the grounds for eviction and providing the tenant with the necessary period to address the situation or vacate the premises in accordance with legal requirements.
Eviction Laws & Requirements
- Laws: Title 1, Chapter 21, Article 10 of the Wyoming Statutes.
- Notice to Quit Premises Required: 3 days WY Stat § 1-21-1002 and § 1-21-1003.
- Proceedings When Defendant Fails to Appear: WY Stat § 1-21-1005 (2018).
- No Continuance for the Defendant For Longer Than Two Days Without a Bond: WY Stat § 1-21-1007.
- Writ of Restitution Restoring the Plaintiff to Possession of the Premises and Collecting Unpaid Rent and Costs: WY Stat § 1-21-1013.
How to Evict a Tenant in Wyoming?
In Wyoming, eviction lawsuits are governed by Title 1, Chapter 21, Article 10 of the Wyoming Statutes.
Step 1: Serve the Notice
The landlord lets the tenant know they either violated the lease terms or don’t intend to renew the lease (if the tenant is month-to-month).
Step 2: File for Eviction in Court
The landlord files a complaint explaining the reasons for the eviction and a summons for a writ of restitution at the local Circuit Court where the property is located.
Step 3: Attend the Court Hearing
The Circuit Court will issue a summons to the tenant using a process server. The summons will tell the tenant the nature of the complaint and the court date. At this time, the tenant can file an answer.
Step 4: Finalize the Eviction
If the tenant doesn’t appear at the hearing, the Court will find for the landlord. The Court may also find for the landlord after the presentation of evidence, after which the Court will issue a Writ of Restitution authorizing the sheriff to remove the tenant from the property forcibly.
Related Court Forms
- Answer to Complaint: This form allows the tenant to defend themselves from the claims made in the eviction notice. For instance, the tenant can answer that there is no violation and they should be able to remain on the property or deny the amount of damages owed.